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The original item was published from 7/13/2017 11:17:31 AM to 8/1/2017 12:10:00 AM.

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Stormwater Management Commission News

Posted on: July 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Flooding Update

The National Weather Service has canceled flash flood advisories because storms have moved off to the east and south. No additional precipitation is forecast for Lake County in the foreseeable future. The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is maintaining red flood status, meaning major flooding is continuing in Lake County this morning.

Reports indicate that overnight, Lake County received between about 0.6 and 2.5 inches of rain, bringing the total rainfall to about 7.2 inches in some portions of the County over the last two days. The Fox and Des Plaines Rivers are at or near record highs and it is likely that the water levels will continue to rise over the weekend. Lake County officials are continuing to work together to assist local communities in response to flooding.

Stay informed by monitoring local radio and television for updates and by visiting www.fema.gov and www.ready.gov. Don’t forget to check Lake County PASSAGE for local road information, including closures and travel time estimates.

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